Recent developments in the Ground Zero Mosque debate, initially stirred up by radical blogger Pamela Geller In NYC, indicate that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has made gestures that indicate he (as he is the government of Saudi Arabia) would fork over $300 million to re-hab and re-open a shut down NYC hospital and move the Ground Zero Mosque to the site.
Attorney Dudley Gaffin is claiming King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia might want to buy shuttered St. Vincent's Medical Center and transfer the "Ground Zero Mosque" to a new Islamic cultural center he would build on a plot at the site, say sources who have heard Gaffin's pitch.
The king, worth more than $20 billion, would also save the hospital, reopening most of the units that closed when St. Vincent's filed for bankruptcy on April 14, the sources said. "He says the king wants to do this as a p.r. move -- to save the hospital and move the mosque away from the World Trade Center site," the source added. "He wants to show that Muslims can do good works."
The cost would be at least $300 million -- the combined amount that the Sisters of Charity, which owns the hospital, owes the biggest secured creditors, GE Capital and TD bank. "He wanted to know what it would cost," said the community leader. Gaffin said the mosque and cultural center would likely be built in a space now occupied by a shuttered nursing facility on 12th Street, just east of Seventh Avenue, (fine do it case closed) more from this source....
Radical right wing blogger Pamela Geller claims on Fox Business News, see here, that this just a move by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia to cover his rear and make a peace offering due to recent Wiki Leaks documents that indicate Saudi Arabian businessmen are financing al-Qaeda, which is true see here, WikiLeak Documents; U.S. Cables Show Arab Allies Fund Terror Groups Like Al-Qaeda From Saudi Arabia Golden Chain of Financiers and Car Dealers.
But King Abdullah and the Royal Family of Saud are not financing al-Qaeda, just the opposite is true, al-Qaeda wants the King and his whole family dead and they have tried to accomplish this feat more than once, see below;
1). "A suicide bomber who was trying to kill the head of Saudi Arabia’s antiterrorism efforts stumbled just short of his target and fell, detonating an explosion that had been arranged by an affiliate of Al Qaeda, a spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry said Friday. The Saudi official, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who serves as deputy interior minister and is a member of the royal family, was slightly wounded in the attack in the Red Sea port of Jidda, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday, said Gen. Mansour al-Turki, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry", more read here.
2). Qaddafi May Have Wanted Saudi Prince Killed. WASHINGTON — Intelligence chiefs for Libyan leader Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi ordered a covert operation to assassinate the ruler of Saudi Arabia and throw the oil-rich kingdom into disarray, Fox News confirmed. Abdurahman Alamoudi (Sami al-Arian's pal), an American Muslim leader now in jail in Alexandria, Va., and Col. Mohamed Ismael, a Libyan intelligence officer in Saudi custody, have given separate statements to American and Saudi officials outlining the plot, the New York Times first reported.
In fact Saudi Arabia is one of our allies in the fight on terror and al-Qaeda;
Yemen: Al-Qaida insider told Saudis of bomb plot. Information that helped thwart the plot of U.S.-bound mail bombs wired to explode on cargo planes came from an al-Qaida insider who was secreted out of Yemen after surrendering to Saudi authorities, Yemeni security officials said Monday. The tip reflects how Saudi Arabia has worked aggressively for years to infiltrate al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is operating in the unruly, impoverished nation on its southern doorstep, read more here.
Saudi-born Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has long called for the overthrow of the Saudi royal family to punish it for allowing U.S. military bases in the kingdom. He broke with the monarchy in 1990 over the Gulf War, when the kingdom invited U.S.-led coalition troops onto Saudi soil to its defend oil fields and to prepare to attack Iraq. After the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the second Iraq war, U.S. troops pulled out of Saudi Arabia.
For several reasons, experts say. The royal family maintains a close relationship with the United States, which al-Qaeda views as the home of "infidels." Many Saudis see the powerful princes who run the country as corrupt and dissolute. Al Qaeda regards the regime as "insufficiently Islamic and an unacceptable candidate to be the guardian of Mecca and Medina," Islam's holiest sites, read more here.
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